AEWA Electronic Update:
- AEWA joins the 'Great Rift Valley Initiative' and becomes a member of its Steering Committee
- Technical Committee Working Groups meet at the AEWA Secretariat
- "Waterbirds around the World"
- Project of the month: World Migratory Bird Day to take place on 12 - 13 May 2007
- WOW Project Update: Focus on the Critical Sites Network Tool
- AEWA MOP3 Newsletter published
- The AEWA Secretariat has recently contracted out ten projects
AEWA joins the 'Great Rift Valley Initiative' and becomes a member of its Steering Committee
A scientific workshop was convened on 26-29 March 2007 at the UNEP Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya to discuss the possibilities of nominating the Great Rift Valley (GRV) for World Heritage status. The workshop recognised the outstanding universal value of the GRV, the cradle of humankind, with its cultural and natural heritage, its cultural landscapes, its biodiversity and its importance as a flyway for migratory birds. [read on]
Technical Committee Working Groups meet at the AEWA Secretariat
Eight waterbird specialists, members of the AEWA Technical Committee, followed the invitation of the AEWA Secretariat and participated in the ad hoc workshop of the Technical Committee Working Groups 1-4 that took place in Bonn on 13th March. They dealt with a number of tasks of the TC work plan 2006-2008 as instructed by MOP3. [read on]
Waterbirds around the World
On 12 March 2007 the Proceedings of the Global Flyways Conference (Edinburgh, April 2004) were launched in The Hague, the Netherlands. This publication named ‘Waterbirds around the World’ gives an insight into the current state of knowledge on waterbirds, their migration routes and ongoing international conservation efforts. It includes a large number of conservation studies from different countries worldwide, which address the wide range of factors that pose a threat to waterbird populations: loss and degradation of wetland habitats; climate change; diseases; and unsustainable use including impacts of disturbance. [read on]
Project of the month: World Migratory Bird Day to take place on 12 - 13 May 2007
World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) 2007 is coming up! For the second time, AEWA and CMS are inviting people, cultures and nations to come together and to celebrate the beauty and ecological importance of migrating birds! Last year more than 46 nations responded to the call and organised events all over the world making WMBD 2006 a great success. These unique events varied from bird watching tours and educational workshops to dramas, exhibitions and film competitions and were held everywhere: in the Arctic region as well as in the savannah, in low valleys and high mountain ranges, in big town halls and small schools all over the world. [read on]
WOW Project Update: Focus on the Critical Sites Network Tool
The AEWA Secretariat will use this section of the AEWA E-Newsletter to provide regular updates and information on the implementation of the Wings Over Wetlands (WOW) UNEP-GEF African-Eurasian Flyways Project. The goal is to highlight project news and to introduce different elements of the project to interested readers on a continuous basis by focussing on a separate project component, a project partner or an individual demonstration project in each issue. This first issue gives interested readers a basic overview on the project and a first introduction to the Critical Sites Network (CSN) Tool being developed in the framework of the project. [read on]
AEWA MOP3 Newsletter published
The AEWA Secretariat has recently published a special Newsletter with a focus on the the Third Meeting of the Parties, which took place on 23 - 27 October 2005 in Dakar, Senegal. This Newsletter aims to provide policy-makers, NGOs and other interested stakeholders with the facts of the meeting (discussions, outcomes, side-events) as well as some personal views provided by participants. [read on]
The AEWA Secretariat has recently contracted out ten projects
For a detailed list of projects please click here!
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